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Bangkok shrine bomb trial postponed due to missing translator

Aug 23, 2016 - 2:48 PM

The suspects sole translator is facing drug charges and is currently on the run – and the defense has been unable to secure a new translator in time

A woman worships to a statue of Lord Brahma, the Hindu God of Creation, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, September 9, 2015. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Bangkok suspect handed device to shrine bomber – police

Sep 09, 2015 - 1:14 PM

Speculation has hardened on links to China s Turkic speaking Uighur minority many of whom complain of religious and cultural discrimination

AFP photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Thai police give themselves reward for bomb suspect arrest

Aug 31, 2015 - 7:27 PM

It is clear that it was the authorities alone who tracked down the suspect Thailand s police chief says

Police seek new suspects in Bangkok blast

Aug 31, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The new lead comes after police say they made a breakthrough in their case detaining an unnamed foreign man

UNDER REPAIR. A Thai police officer on duty as a tourist with luggage walks past the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, August 30, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Bangkok bomb suspect 'unlikely' int'l terrorist, spurred by 'personal feud'

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:48 PM

He got angry on behalf of his friends and family members says the Thai police chief without elaborating further

CHARRED. Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Thai police charge foreign man over Bangkok bombing

Aug 29, 2015 - 8:04 PM

2nd UPDATE A senior military official has said he believed the suspect was a Turkish national but Thai police have not yet confirmed his nationality

Thai police arrest foreign man 'likely involved' with Bangkok bombing

Aug 29, 2015 - 6:33 PM

It is the first arrest in connection with the bombing at the Erawan shrine in the capital s bustling downtown district last Monday August 17

Tourism unaffected by deadly Bangkok bomb – junta

Aug 25, 2015 - 4:40 PM

The military government has been at pains to play down any suggestion visitors might be put off from visiting

AFTER THE BLAST. A shrine worker (L, back) looks on next to a statue of Lord Brahma (R), the Hindu God of creation, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, August 23, 2015. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai bomber hunt hampered by faulty CCTV cameras

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:22 PM

The trail is growing increasing cold 7 days after the bombing which killed 20 people – mostly Asian tourists – in the capital s commercial heart and wounded scores more

WANTED. A handout picture released by the Thai Royal Police on August 19, 2015, shows a detailed sketch picture of a man suspected of planting a bomb near the Erawan Shrine, in Bangkok, Thailand on August 17, 2015. Royal Thai Police/Handout/EPA

Thaksin's son doubles reward for Bangkok bomb suspect

Aug 22, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The total money being offered to anyone who can give information about the assailant now stands at 335 000

Thai office workers light candles for victims killed in a bomb blast outside a religious shrine in Bangkok on August 18, 2015. The death toll from a bomb blast in the Thai capital rose to 20 on August 18 with 123 wounded, police said, with eight tourists from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore among those killed in the attack. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL

Thais downplay global terror links to deadly shrine bomb

Aug 20, 2015 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED Thai police concede they still did not know if a foreign man suspected of planting the bomb at the shrine is in the country or not nor who he is affiliated with as they call in help

RECOVERY. A woman lights incense sticks before offering prayers at the reopened Erawan shrine in Bangkok on August 19, 2015. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Foreigner prime suspect in Bangkok bombing

Aug 20, 2015 - 12:17 AM

Police release a sketch of a young man shown on security footage walking into the shrine and placing a backpack believed to contain the bomb which detonated a few minutes later

EXPLOSION SITE. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Thai forensic police officers on August 18, 2015, inspect the scene of the bomb explosion at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Philippines raises alert level 1 over Thailand

Aug 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Philippines also identifies the places Filipinos should avoid in Thailand as a Filipina suffers an injury due to the Bangkok blast

DAMAGED ICON. Damage is seen on an iconic Brahma statue after a bomb was detonated on August 17, 2015, at Thailand’s sacred Erawan Shrine, as it reopens to the public in central Bangkok on August 19, 2015. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Malaysian family decimated by Bangkok bomb

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Of the 7 family members in the shrine on Monday evening only Neoh Hock Guan and his pregnant daughter survived

CRIME SCENE. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Thai forensic police officers inspect a blast site after an explosion outside Erawan Shrine in central of Bangkok, Thailand, August 17, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Thai police hunt bomb 'network' as shrine reopens

Aug 19, 2015 - 11:54 AM

UPDATED Investigators believe the main suspect did not act alone and offer a one million baht 28 000 reward for information that leads to his arrest

IN PRAYER. A woman prays to Hindu god Brahma athe sacred Erawan Shrine, hours before it will reopen to the public August 19, 2015. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai tourism set for rough ride after Bangkok blasts

Aug 18, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Analysts say Thailand s tourism industry may have bounced back after previous bouts of political unrest but a bomb attack in Bangkok targeting foreigners will likely prove a more formidable challenge

LOST. A loved-one's hand wipes away the tears of a relative of a Thai victim killed in the 17 August Ratchaprasong district bomb blast, as they speak on the telephone, as families identify and wait to receive the remains of their loved ones, at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, in Bangkok, Thailand, 18 August 2015. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

Bangkok blast kills 20, 11 foreigners among dead

Aug 18, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Police revise down an earlier toll of 21 dead from Monday s bombing of the popular Erawan shrine in the heart of Bangkok s tourist and commercial center

BLAST VICTIM. Thai relatives of a victim, killed in the 17 August Ratchaprasong district bomb blast, cry as families identify and claim the deceased, at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, in Bangkok, Thailand, August 18, 2015. Photo by Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

PH confirms Filipina injured in Bangkok blast

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:10 PM

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says the Filipina who works for a foreign family suffered a hearing injury

EXPLOSION SITE. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Thai forensic police officers on August 18, 2015, inspect the scene of the bomb explosion at the Erawan shrine in central Bangkok, Thailand. Photo by Narong Sangnak/EPA

Philippines condemns Bangkok blast as act of terror

Aug 18, 2015 - 1:05 PM

The Philippines is still verifying the reported Filipino casualty in the Bangkok bombing that left around 21 people dead

CHARRED. Thai soldiers inspect the scene after a bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok late on August 17, 2015 killing at least 10 people and wounding scores more. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Thai junta says suspect identified in 'worst ever' bombing

Aug 18, 2015 - 9:18 AM

UPDATED Chinese Hong Kong Singaporean Indonesian and Malaysian citizens are among the 20 people killed

SITE INVESTIGATION. Members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Thai forensic police officers inspect a blast site after an explosion outside Erawan Shrine in central of Bangkok, Thailand, August 17, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Shock and déjà vu for foreigners after Thai blast

Aug 18, 2015 - 7:46 AM

Since 2006 Bangkok has witnessed repeated rounds of deadly violence but until the August 17 bombing foreigners had rarely been caught up in the bloodshed

CRIME SCENE. Police officers inspect the scene of an explosion near Erawan Shrine, central Bangkok, Thailand, August 17, 2015. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Timeline: Bomb attacks in Bangkok

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:31 AM

A brief timeline of other main bomb attacks in Bangkok over the past 5 years

AFP photo/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul

Filipino killed in Bangkok bombing – police

Aug 17, 2015 - 11:59 PM

UPDATED The Philippine embassy in Bangkok says they have no confirmation about the Filipino who died but are verifying one who may have been injured

EXPLOSION. A general view taken from a moving train shows the scene at the Erawan Shrine after a bomb explosion, central Bangkok. Barbara Walton/EPA

Bomb attack in central Bangkok kills 19

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:55 PM

5th UPDATE The blast occurs when the streetside Erawan Shrine close to some of Bangkok s most popular upscale shopping malls is packed with worshippers and tourists